Saturday May 2, 2015 was meant to be a day for the history books—the Mayweather – Pacquiao was hailed as being the fight of the century.
It seemed a sure thing—Floyd Mayweather was risking his 47-0 record to box against Manny Pacquiao, who was, for all intents and purposes, hoping to resuscitate a somewhat floundering career. It had, without a doubt, all the makings of something truly spectacular or, at the very least, entertaining.
Unfortunately, the fight fell flat—Mayweather absolutely desecrating Pacquiao.
Pacquio only threw 429 punches the entire fight, and landed a measly 81, which is approximately half of the punches he usually throws. It seemed, from the very beginning, that Pacquiao wasn’t there to fight—he had no intention of giving it his all—and was, instead, simply there to earn a paycheck.
Which he most certainly did.
It seems somewhat remiss to congratulate Mayweather, all things considered.
But, at the end of the day, he did fight–and he fought well for what he was up against.
And it is in Mayweather that we can hope to find the future of boxing.
All we need now is a fair fight.